cystine

noun
cys·tine | \ ˈsi-ˌstēn \

Definition of cystine 

: a crystalline amino acid C6H12N2O4S2 that is widespread in proteins (such as keratins) and is a major metabolic sulfur source

First Known Use of cystine

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cystine

from its discovery in bladder stones

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cystine

noun
cys·tine | \ ˈsis-ˌtēn \

Medical Definition of cystine 

: an amino acid C6H12N2O4S2 that is a dimer of cysteine, is widespread in proteins (as keratins), and is a major metabolic sulfur source

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